Monday, February 14, 2011

A Very Frosty Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you get to spend some quality time with your loved ones today! We decided to do a project with our little ones to get ready for today. We wanted to make some decorations for the outside of our house. But what can you decorate with when it's this cold outside?? Our solution? Ice! We had found silicone heart-shaped muffin tins in the dollar section at Target, and knew that we could find other uses for it besides food. We decided to make Heart-Shaped Ice Ornaments to hang on our tree outside!

What You Need:
  • Silicone muffin tin (we used a valentine one, but any shape would be cute!
  • Water mixed with food coloring (we used red and purple for Valentine's Day!)
  • String or twine

We first cut a few inches of string and tied it into loops. Then we placed them into our muffin tins making sure that the ends didn't dip into the surrounding molds.

Next we filled our muffin tin with the colored water and popped them into the freezer for a few hours. Silicone trays are very flexible, so it will be helpful to put them on a tray before filling them. It will save you the trouble of having them spill all over your counter when you go to move them in the freezer...not that that happened to us or anything... ;)

Once your ornaments are frozen,pop them out of the molds and find a great spot to hang them outside! They add a great pop of color on those gray snowy days.

Happy Valentines Day!!
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  1. the invisble valentines!! Queensland australia
    how I wish for a little cool

  2. Wow What a good idea. It's to late for this year, i hope i will remember it for the next! Thank You for sharing

  3. I love this idea! It would be great for Christmas too.

  4. So cute! Thanks for wonderful idea :-)

  5. Those would look beautiful hanging from our trees.

  6. This may be the best idea I've come across all day! Thanks for sharing! I found you through Made By You Mondays and am now a follower.


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